Apple Fennel Salad with Prosecco-Lemon Dressing

apple saladChange up lunch a little with this salad recipe! Great for a mid-day “snack” if you’re planning to eat dinner on the later side. I know what you’re thinking Prosecco in the middle of the day or at work? But it’s only a little, I promise you won’t be stumbling to the office meeting or not able to drive home a few hours later.

This salad is incredible even for dinner also. It’s light and flavorful. I love mixing fresh fruits and vegetables with a citrus for a homemade salad dressing. Making your own dressings can cut a lot of fat and calories from your diet. They’re so easy you can make a large batch or just a bit for you salad. The Prosecco adds a little zing to the palette for this special salad. Make sure to comment below and tell me whatcha think!

Salad: 2-3 Servings

  • 2 Apples-cored and sliced thinly
  • 1 bulb fennel- sliced thinly
  • 2-3 slices of red onion
  • ¼ cup pine nuts-toasted
  • Fresh thyme leaves

In a dry sauté pan on medium heat, toast pine nuts for 3-5 minutes.

Prosecco-Lemon Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons of good cold-pressed olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian Prosecco- (champagne can be used also)
  • 1 Tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • 1/2 shallot- chopped finely
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Fleur De Sel salt

Add all ingredients to a Mason jar or empty container. Shake well. Shake again when ready to use. Store in cool place for 4-5 days.

Add sliced fennel, apples and onion into a bowl. Pour on salad dressing and mix until coated. On a plate stack fennel, apples, and onion. Top with toasted pine nuts and fresh thyme leaves.

Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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